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Christiana in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Talbot's Fort

 
 
Talbot's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, October 5, 2012
1. Talbot's Fort Marker
Inscription. Colonel George Talbot , cousin of Lord Baltimore, in defiance of William Penn's claim to Delaware,erected a fort nearby, 1684, on land of the Widow Ogle. Talbot dispossessed settlers between here and Iron Hill who refused to acknowledge Baltimore as proprietor. Fort garrisoned about two years boundary settled by agreement 1760. Surveyed by Mason and Dixon 1763. Confirmed by proclamation of the Provincial Governor, John Penn 1775.
 
Erected 1933 by Historic Markers Commission.
 
Location. 39° 40.075′ N, 75° 40.033′ W. Marker is in Christiana, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Christiana Bypass (Bypass Delaware Route 273) just west of Brown's Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark DE 19713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Patterson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christiana United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Fort Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christiana Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christiana Public School #111-C (approx.
Talbot's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, October 5, 2012
2. Talbot's Fort Marker
0.4 miles away); Purple Heart Trail in Delaware (approx. 1.3 miles away); Salem United Methodist Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Hale-Byrnes House (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christiana.
 
More about this marker. Enter the Christiana Town Center and turn left to the Red Robin Restaurant. Park nearest Rt 273. Marker is in a clump of trees. There is no parking on 273.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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